Surrogacy For All Families
First Step Surrogacy and Egg Donation is an unbiased agency that advocates for you and the family you wish to create, regardless of your cultural background or sexual orientation. Our mission is to not only help you find the right surrogate or egg donor that meets your specific needs, but to also support you throughout your surrogacy journey, alleviate the stressors that you’ll face, and create a rewarding experience that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.
Gestational surrogacy is a great option for gay parents who want to be biologically linked to their child(ren). While the same-sex and heterosexual surrogacy process will be no different, LGBT parents do face a few unique challenges when it comes to parental rights. Because same-sex couples will only have one parent genetically related to their child, it will be necessary to establish parental rights for the non-genetically related parent before the child is born. A pre- or post-birth order or a second-parent adoption would secure both parents’ names on the birth certificate. The legal steps you choose to take to protect your rights will depend on the surrogacy laws in your state and in the state where your surrogate mother resides, as well as other possible factors like marital status.
Surrogacy law is complex and because the laws vary by state, it can be an even more complicated process for same-sex parents. So, it’ll be essential to consult with a lawyer who specializes in surrogacy for gay couples to establish proper parental rights. At First Step, we are experienced and ready to help you navigate these complex legal issues with ease. We can connect you with the best attorneys and any of the resources you’ll need to help you build your family.
Single parents can anticipate some challenges when it comes to legalities and the surrogacy process. Every situation is unique and we tailor our services to fit your specific situation. Some points for single parents to consider when searching for a surrogate or egg donor include location, as the laws around surrogacy for single parents vary by state. Also, whether you will be genetically related to the child will affect the legalities of your surrogacy.
You may have many questions and we are ready to walk you through the details. Request a complimentary consultation with us when you’re ready to take the first step of your surrogacy journey.
First Step Surrogacy and Egg Donation welcomes couples and individuals from around the world looking to find a surrogate and/or egg donor in the United States. We want you to feel comfortable and realize living outside of the US means you require an extra amount of trust, guidance, and support. The US is one of the most accessible and surrogate friendly countries but there are many logistical and legal considerations. We keep you informed every step of the way to help you understand the process and find the best surrogate and/or egg donor to build your family. From reproductive endocrinologists and psychologists to reproductive attorneys and financial assistance, we work closely with trusted partners who can assist you along the way.
Our team speaks English and Spanish and can help you find translation services for other languages if needed. We are here to answer questions for families around the world. We invite you to connect with us and learn more about our surrogacy program through an initial consultation at no cost to you.